If you don’t already know by now, UBC plans to develop a new residence building by 2019 that will feature relatively affordable (sub-$700) “micro-apartments” for students. Today, a full-sized model replica of one of these apartments has been put up next to CiTR at the Nest, and everyone is welcome to take a look inside. Given that we can totally relate to students desperately scavenging money, we opted to go check it out ourselves.
Upon entering, you’ll find something akin to the ordinary student residence room, but now with a kitchen and bathroom crammed into it. Also included is a transformable bed that can be pushed up onto the wall, revealing a study desk hidden away underneath. Last but not least, a random lonely plastic chair tucked between the kitchen counter and the window. In other words, it’s your dank dorm room now upgraded into a Norwegian prison cell.